Life in Chiang Mai can be really cheap, although the city doesn’t lack of any comfort… So, you can choose your own lifestyle and the budget that suits it the best.
Food & DrinksBy 'cheap restaurant', I'm mostly referring to a venue that looks like a regular local restaurant, with waiters, music and a confy enough environment
By 'fancy restaurant', I intend the same, but based on higher standards - live music, bigger venue, dish quality higher, etc.
Note that prices are meant to be indicative. Actually, you can find fancy restaurants with cheaper beers, or cheap restaurants with awesome live music, etc. Prices for international food also vary a lot depending on the imported goods price and the experience of the cooks.
|Item||7/11 (convenience)||Market/Stall||Cheap restaurant||'Fancy' restaurant|
|Water bottle (0.5l)||8/15 bht||10/15 bht (market/stall)||10/15 bht||10/20 bht|
|Noodle soop (with meat & vegs)||n/a||25/30 bht||40/50 bht||60/90 bht|
|Curry & rice (with meat, vegs & rice)||n/a||30/40 bht||50/60 bht||80/120 bht|
|Sangsom thai rhum (1l)||235 bht||n/a||250/320bht||290/350 bht|
|Mars, Twix, Kit Kat...||23/35 bht||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Local sweet snack (i.e. muffin)||10/25 bht||10/25 bht||n/a||n/a|
|Beef steak||250 bht and up|
|Leo/Chang Beer (0.75l)||n/a||50/70 bht||80/120 bht|
|Fruit snack||n/a||10/20 bht||n/a||n/a|
AccomodationThe usual prices in guesthouses.
|Dormitory||100bht & up|
|Single room||250bht & up|
|Double room||300bht & up|